Hello all who may come here and check this out.
My name is Mark Johnson. I live on the NE side of Houston. I am 55 years old, and you can either say retired or between jobs at this time. I have always wanted to learn to fly fish, but with raising a family, work, and many other hobbies, I put it off until now.
For the last thirty years I have been spending most of my outdoor time on bowhunting with traditional gear...plus a little golf thrown in.
I have always fished some when the opportunity came up. I have even owned a couple of bass boats. However, I would say that at best I was a fair fisherman. More lucky than skillful.
I have bought what I believe is a decent starter outfit and I am reading, watching videos, and practicing in the yard. I have yet to try and catch a fish.
My new gear is an 8wt rod and reel, because I see myself fishing more for bass, whitebass, trout, and redfish in the one to ten pound range.
I am looking forward to meeting some other fly fisher persons, and I hope to go on some outings, when I have enough skill so as not to be a hazard to the others.